PEOPLESANIMALS is an animal collection inspired by vintage school wall charts. All animals are divided in separate segments, which represent different views on that specific animal. PEOPLESANIMALS shows the fascinating and complex relationship between people and animals, as well as their beauty.
“I love animals. The complex relationship between people and animals is fascinating to me. Some animals are pets to us, some we eat and others we admire at the zoo. Animals are intertwined with our lives: they are in our stories; we name constellations after them and we wear their skin as clothes. These and other aspects I tried to depict in this informative and associative book, to share my fascination with the reader.” Yoko Heiligers
Yoko Heiligers (1983) was educated at the ArtEZ Arts Academy in The Netherlands. Her picture book Wauw Pauw won the Vlag en Wimpel 2017 (Special Mention of the Silver Pencil Jury 2017). Her project PEOPLESANIMALS was selected for The Unpublished Picturebook Showcase on dPictus with the highest number of publisher’s votes.
- Nominee - European Design Awards 2023 Premio Orbil 2023 (Italy) category non-fiction IBBY Honor List - Italy 2023 The BRAW Amazing Bookshelf, Bologna Ragazzi Award 2023 100 Outstanding Picture Books - dPictus selection 2023